Jurgen Klopp has admitted that Loris Karius is his number one ‘keeper after he previously said that he didn’t have a number one between the sticks.
Earlier in the season, Jurgen Klopp claimed that he didn’t have a number one goalkeeper, but it now appears that Karius is well and truly the German’s first choice ‘keeper.
The Liverpool boss confirmed that Mignolet would start against Derby in the EFL Cup, but conceded that Karius is the No 1 in the Reds’ goal.
“There is a 100 per cent chance he [Mignolet] will play unless nothing happens in training,” said Klopp.
“Simon is a real professional and it is not that I have the perfect answer. It is a luxury problem (having to decide) who will be in goal as they are both high-quality keepers. He is a very serious person and a very good professional.
“We have had a few talks and he is still not happy but no-one can see this from the way he has been training. He is still working to improve and that is good. But In this moment, we have a number one and that is Loris Karius. That’s the situation. I cannot leave them in doubt”.